Sample Chapter – September 15, 1849 – Charter Granted to Madison’s Fair Play Fire Company Number One

Platted in 1809, Madison had no fire company until 1821, when local citizens formed the United Volunteer Fire Company. City officials decided to create a paid fire company in 1826. This company lasted less than a year and the project was abandoned. Many of the former members of the original United Volunteer Fi Continue reading Sample Chapter – September 15, 1849 – Charter Granted to Madison’s Fair Play Fire Company Number One